Gwagnju Gazebo at Gwangju Design Biennale 2017
The point of departure for the Gwangju Gazebo is Gottfried Semper's Bekleidungstheorie (principle of clothing), which defines the relationship of a building's core to its envelope or enclosure. According to Semper, it is these envelopes, with their origins in weaving and fabric screens, that constitute architectural space. The a building's core and structural system are simply derivatives of the envelope.
The first computational approach to clothing is arguably the Jacquard loom, which used punch cards laced in a sequence to produce of complex patterns in textiles. The Gwangju Gazebo mirrors this approach, and explores how Bekleidung (clothing) could be formed using today's computational tools - specifically by using selective subdivision processes.